Libya rebel fighter groups put under unified command

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Posted: Aug 26, 2011 5:15 PM
Libya rebel fighter groups put under unified command

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's disparate rebel fighter groups have been brought under the command of the rebel military council, Abdel Hakim Belhadj, the top rebel commander in Tripoli said on Friday at a press conference.

Observers of Libya's uprising are concerned rebel fighters from different parts of the country could fragment after toppling Muammar Gaddafi due to the country's tribal and regional divisions.

(Additional reporting by Sami Aboudi in Cairo; Writing by Richard Valdmanis; Editing by Matthew Jones)